Trosley Country Park KOL
Kent Orienteering League
Sat 16 Apr 2016
Kent Orienteering League round 8
with extra Search and Rescue practice activity
Type of event: Local, Course, Schools
Pre Event Info
Full details to follow. Courses: yellow, orange, light green and blue Registration: 10:30 to 12:00 Start times: 11:00 to 12:30 Fees: Adults/family groups £6 British orienteering members £5 Juniors £2 Dibber hire £1
At the end of the event, before the controls are collected there will be a "Search and Rescue exercise" as an extra activity. This will be practising locating a real orienteer, "lost" somewhere on the light green course. Jerry Purkis will be coordinating this acivity.
Nearest town: Vigo
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: DA13 0SG
- Latitude: 51.32606
- Longitude: 0.34439
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Location of parking: Trosley Country Park. DA13 0SG. Parking fee of £2 payable.
Follow brown country park signs from the A227, turning into Harvel Road and then right into Waterlow Road. Trosley CP is on the right. Upon entering the park, registration, start and finish will be to your left.
Registration & Start Times
Registration from 10:30 to 12:00
Start times from 11:00 to 12:30
Courses close 14:00
Blue 5.3km 125m climb 17 controls
Light green 3.8km 100m climb 14 controls
Orange 2.7km 50m climb 14 controls
Yellow 2.5km 30m climb 16 controls
Explanation of colour courses
- White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
- Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
- Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
- Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
- Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
- Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
- Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
- Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.
Entry on the day only. Please let the organiser know if you are planning to run, especially if you are bringing a large group. This will ensure we have enough maps printed for everyone taking part.
Adults/Family groups £6
British Orienteering members £5
Dibber hire £1
Mixed woodland with a good (and continually changing) path network, and a steep scarp slope.
Lots of bluebells at this time of year.
Toilets, additional parking and a café are situated at the western end of the park.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser/Planner: Alan Hickling
Health, safety and other important information related to events.
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On event day turn up for your allocated start slot
Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.
At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.
Do not congregate at the Finish.
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